He’s been the subject of many a portrait, in addition to being an important part of my painting instructor’s young life. In painting class we each painted him in 4 poses. That’s five people painting four paintings each. Twenty portraits of Beggar in about 2-1/2 hours. We had approximately 30 minutes per pose. (Just so you know, normally oil paintings take longer than that.)
Sometimes doing an exercise where you have to jump in, prioritize and get going is a good thing. We left our inhibitions, anxieties, and need for perfection on the wayside. Each of us painted Beggar in our own style and captured a different dimension.
On a related note, I liked this print and saved the link so I could think about it later. I wonder if the misspelling of ‘lose’ was intentional.
‘Loosening fear’ sounds more interesting.